This is one of my favorite activities I’ve pinned several times. A simple, oh-so-simple toddler activity using pom poms (or cotton balls) and paper towel tubes and a little bit of tape. That’s it!
A pom pom drop for toddler to keep busy with and even preschoolers would love joining in on this!
Do I need to even explain it?
I taped a few paper towel tubes and toilet paper tubes to the wall using painter’s tape.
And handed the kids a bowl of pom poms.
That’s all. Told you it was a simple pom pom drop. We like simple!
They watched the pom poms fly through the tubes to the bowl or hitting the floor.
Sometimes they’d put too many through at one time and they’d get stuck and have to poke them through.
I put some of the paper towel tubes straight up and down for the pom poms to fall straight through. Others, I put at a diagonal (being careful to think where the pom pom will actually fall out and drop).
I thought the diagonal chutes would draw more attention, but alas, I’m proven wrong. The straight ones were the hit to watch them fall fast!
Tearing down the chutes were half the fun! Something about painter’s tape makes for fun cleanup for my kids! Do yours love peeling it off and wadding it up as much as mine?
More fun pom pom activities for toddlers:
- ‘Claw Grabbing Machine’ to Strengthen Fine Motor Skills
- Ready, Aim, Blow! A Pom Pom Activity for Kids
- Pom Pom Target Practice for Preschoolers & Toddlers
- Toddler Activity: Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms